Would human progress be more sustainable and just if business schools taught the full Adam Smith? #HwN Read this passage from Moral Sentiments:
The wise and virtuous man is at all times willing that his own private interest should be sacrificed to the public interest of his own particular order or society. He is at all times willing, too, that the interest of this order or society should be sacrificed to the greater interest of the state or sovereignty, of which it is only a subordinate part. He should, therefore, be equally willing that all those inferior interests should be sacrificed to the greater interest of the universe, to the interest of that great society of all sensible and intelligent beings, of which God himself is the immediate administrator and director.
Solid @EGragert thoughts on what Americans can do for girl’s education, and thus #Malala:
ACTION 1: Sign a petition to members of Congress to prioritize education in U.S. foreign assistance. Only when they hear the voices of people across the country and around the world, will our political leaders change our aid strategies.
ACTION 2: We can support the international educational initiatives of the NGO community. Specific actions in support of girls’ education are available through the many coalition members of the Global Campaign for Education-US: Examples of actions and statements include: the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, AFT,NEA, Child Labor Coalition, RESULTS and promoting the upcoming film on girl’s education by 10x10.
Andrew Revkin, author of The New York Times “Dot Earth” blog and senior fellow at Pace University, joins John Horgan, science journalist and director of the Center for Science Writings at Stevens Institute of Technology, to discuss technology’s future. Hudson River environmentalist John Cronin will moderate the conversation on Thursday, September 20 at 7pm at Beacon Institute’s Center for Environmental Innovation and Education at Denning’s Point.
In their talk, Horgan and Revkin—both influential science journalists responsible for sharing the most current scientific thinking with hundreds of thousands of readers each month—will explore the question of whether we have reached the beginning or the end of technology.
— A thought for a new year from Sartre, via my brother Jim Revkin. Mentioned here: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/02/27/white-house-to-world-well-sign-a-binding-climate-pact-theres-a-catch/